Welcome to the Bermuda Railway Pages

Bermuda used to have a railway, and now it has a railway trail. This website will introduce both of them and, whether you are a railway buff or a Bermuda enthusiast, I think you will find something of interest.

Bermuda Railway history to be published
MariTimes announcement
Some of you may already know that I have been working on a history of the Bermuda Railway. If all goes well the book will be published by the BNM Press sometime in 2018. The Bermuda National Museum recently announced the publication in their magazine, Maritimes.

I am currently looking for pictures of the railway.

The Museum and the National Archives already have many images, but I am always looking out for others I have not yet found. If you have any railway pictures that you might be willing to contribute, please contact me.
Then: the Bermuda Railway tells the story of the 22-mile-long railway that served Bermuda from 1931 to 1948. This section explains how Bermuda entered the modern era with a railway, rather than road transportation, and why the railway only survived for the remarkably short period of 17 years. It describes the Bermuda Railway’s passenger and freight operations, and its rolling stock. A tour of the line presents pictures of the line in its heyday. An FAQ tries to answer your questions.

Now: the Bermuda Railway Trail presents the linear park that is all that remains of the old railway. The Trail provides Bermudians and visitors alike with a wonderful, alternative way to see Bermuda. Outside the City of Hamilton (where signs of the railway have disappeared under more than 50 years of growth), almost all of the old right of way is available for walking, cycling, riding and, in some sections, even roller-blading. This section of the site remains to be completed but will eventually describe the Trail, its various sections and how to reach them, and the sights and amenities found nearby. A photo tour will gives you an idea of what to expect, and an FAQ will answer specific questions.

Welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. If you have never seen Bermuda, I hope it encourages you to visit. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them along.

Trail bridge proposed for Flatts

Proposed Flatts Trail bridge
The Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail have proposed the construction of a bridge across Flatts Inlet and North Shore Road to connect two separated sections of the Trail. The Royal Gazette reports that the Friends and the Ministry of the Environment will hold a public meeting to discuss the project May 18. The picture shows an artist’s conception of the proposed bridge.

Watch Val Sherwood's Railway Song video

Bermuda singer Val Sherwood’s Railway song has been turned into a music video by musician and producer John Woolridge.

You can watch it here, on YouTube, or on Val’s website, where you can learn more about the singer-songwriter, see other videos and listen to her albums.
Please note: As far as I know, all the historical pictures on this website are out of copyright. If you see any pictures on this site that you think should not be published here, please let me know.

All the Railway Trail pictures are copyright, © Simon Horn.